Name: Alyssa Swartz, with foster parents Conrad & Laurie Everts and dog Abby
Seen: Cross-country skiing along the Red River Oxcart Trail at Crow Wing State Park
What do you like about cross-country skiiing: It’s easier to ski than it is to walk!
How many times have you been skiing: This is my fourth time. We went a couple times at
Yellowstone and one other local trail and here.
What is your favorite trail: The one in Yellowstone. It’s hard to compete with the wolves and grizzlies we saw out there! Conrad adds: French Rapids have the best trails around! There are great hills and curves. That’s were I like to go when I leave the women at home!
Gear: Rossignol Advantage cross-country skis
What is your favorite treat to eat while cross-country skiing: Beef jerky
What advice can you give others wanting to try cross-country skiing: Enjoy it. But, Laurie adds, learn how to fall first!